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So some idiot last night decided to break into my solstice by slashing through the side of the top by the window so they could put there arm through and unlock it... What I'd like to know is can you replace just the top canvas part or does the entire top need to be replaced?

 

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Sorry to see your missfortune. Sad.

Yes, the canvas cover is a separate part number. They sell variously for $1300 retail and less at online suppliers. Call crate engine depot and see what they want for one to set a starting point.

The canvas comes with the rear glass glued to the top and needs a pro to install.
 

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You should be able to claim this on your comprehensive policy. Comp is cheaper than collision and maybe you have a way lower deductible. I have 50 for the wifes and 250 for mine but collision I have set at a grand. That would be my first step. that's what it's for.

And real sorry to hear this, totally sucks. I would have shot him for you if I had witnessed it. without hesitation. you don't F with another mans automobile.

You also should look around and you might get lucky and find a totalled Solstice and be able to buy the whole top for less then 500. Just a thought.

Until you get it fixed, I'd get some strong thread and stitch it up so you can at least drive it.

3 weeks ago my son left my wifes samsung galaxy S3 in the 06 on the seat and someone stole it. Fortunatly though, he followed my instructions to NEVER lock a convertible so all we were out is the phone. he tried to blame me but I also told him to never leave anything in plain sight too. I'll show him this post so he can see what can happen.

Good luck with the insurance or finding a used one. This totally sucks.
 

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Yeah, that does suck. Son had a Lebaron vert out of high school when he decided to live life "on his own" in the big city. (Not really that big.) Someone slashed through his top to steal his stereo. He learned some lessons that day. Unfortunately, they didn't sink in until about 2 years later.

Good luck in finding a replacement. Trust Rob on the hiring a professional recommendation. We replaced the top on that Chrysler and it turned out "pretty good" but not perfect. That top was WAY less complicated than the Solstice.
 

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What city do you live in so we can avoid it...
 

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My dad always said if a thief wants something, he's gonna do whatever he can to get it. If not a slashed top then a broken window. My 88 camaro got broken into and they tried to steal it. broke the steering column and the ignition was on when I got outside. what saved me was a kill switch I installed. so for my efforts, they stole the stereo. I had it locked and they got in thru the rear glass.
I've had 4 cars broken into and each time they took something. the first 3 they broke windows. the last one, I had it unlocked. However, the theifs left behind one of those emergency glass breakers so if it would have been locked, not only would my speaker box be gone but I would have had to pay for a broken window too.
I never lock my car any more.
 

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Wow, you have a great neighborhood . . .

I am fortunate in that my home is in an area that is both family friendly and is policed very well. I have 12 motion sensing CCTV security cameras external to the house that observes the total perimeter and all parking outside the house. I have three internal cameras that observe the roadsters inside the garage.

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Trust but verify

I have a .40 cal and 4000 rounds as well.:thumbs:

Do not get me wrong, I would never apply deadly force for property protection but if they are not wearing hearing protection they might need an audiologist . . .
 

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Wow, you have a great neighborhood . . .

I am fortunate in that my home is in an area that is both family friendly and is policed very well. I have 12 motion sensing CCTV security cameras external to the house that observes the total perimeter and all parking outside the house. I have three internal cameras that observe the roadsters inside the garage.

:grouphug:

Trust but verify

I have a .40 cal and 4000 rounds as well.:thumbs:

Do not get me wrong, I would never apply deadly force for property protection but if they are not wearing hearing protection they might need an audiologist . . .
I also have a similar weapon, and some bigger ones..:devil:
HOWEVER, down here, I will stand my ground and blow your ass away....:thumbs: That dude will NOT be robbing or harming anyone EVER again...:lurk:
 

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High school days I had an old Jeep CJ beater with a $29.99 Sparkomatic cassette player. My mother bought a couple of house speakers at a garage sale and she wanted me to hook her little portable cassette player to them so it would "sound better". Told her it wouldn't work - not enough power. Bought them from her for 3 bucks. I added a $39.99 "power amp" and it actually boomed pretty good!

Left work one night at midnight to find someone had tried to steal my stereo. (lol!) When I mounted the thing to the bottom of the steel "dash" I didn't want to snap any of my dad's small drill bits (done that too many times before) so I ended up using 3/16 sheet metal screws. They BENT the dash trying to rip it out but couldn't get it free! I saw that in frustration they took the tape out of the player and smashed it on the driveway.

I laughed because it was a Sony metal tape - about $15.00 new at the time. It was worth about half the value of what they couldn't get ripped outta the Jeep!
 

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Someone did the same thing to my 71 chevelle 454 convertible a couple of years back. The only difference is that I saw him out my front window on my house and he damn near got shot. But he went to jail instead. It was one of the stupid neighborhood teens. Luckily he was 18 and got trialled as an adult. Anyways sorry for your loss and your headache.
 

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I have removed and replaced a top on my older 06 that did not come with the headliner. Was a pain in the butt. However it can be done. Just got to take you time in the removal process and take a crap load of pics. I took about 2 hours to remove the top. And 3 hours or so to reinstall. Glueing the front edge and getting the front corner tips right is the hardest part.
 

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This reminds me. 2 weeks ago, one of the guys on the C3 Corvette forum came home and found his car vandalized. They kicked the doors and jumped on the hood and crushed the lights in amongst other things. He called his insurance company and got an estimate and the ended up totalling in and he only got about 9 grand. He could have easily sold it for about 15 but this car was his pride and joy and now it's gone. There are some real stupid people out there and I'm sure one day it will catch up with them. karma can be a bitch. if not though, that's why man created bullets!
 

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Wow, you have a great neighborhood . . .

I am fortunate in that my home is in an area that is both family friendly and is policed very well. I have 12 motion sensing CCTV security cameras external to the house that observes the total perimeter and all parking outside the house. I have three internal cameras that observe the roadsters inside the garage.

:grouphug:

Trust but verify

I have a .40 cal and 4000 rounds as well.:thumbs:

Do not get me wrong, I would never apply deadly force for property protection but if they are not wearing hearing protection they might need an audiologist . . .
.40, huh? Good, but I prefer a .357 with hollow points.
 
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